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Pintail Pale Ale - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

Pintail Pale AlePintail Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

100 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 100
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.03%


Brewed by:
Karl Strauss Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tonistruth on 10-01-2007)
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Reviews by mulder1010:
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mulder1010

Australia

3.23/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

355 ML bottle

A-- Poured a darker orange amber color. Quite clear and some visible carbonation bubbles. Half finger of off white head. Nice lacing with this. Good sticky ring of lacing. Head holds up quite nice.

S-- Pineapple, passion fruit, Lemon, orange, and lime. Good citrus nose. Some caramel backbone but this is very fruit forward.

T-- Pine, orange and grapefruit in the taste. Turns to a more herbal variety. Citrus tones get lost in the taste. Not much of a backbone to this.

M-- Slight amount of toffee in the feel but not enough to back up the hops. A sort of thin, soapy herbal character to this. A lot of hop bite to this but nothing to sooth it out. Dry, medicinal orange and grapefruit finish. Some resin in the mid palate. Lightly carbonated and medium feel.

O-- More body to back this up. Lots of hops in this and could be very nice with a bigger backbone. Better than a lot of APA's out here but not on par with LCPA. Would buy again as a pretty well hopped APA.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 12:06:16 | More by mulder1010
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jheezee

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

04-16-2014 23:08:43 | More by jheezee
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TheMarkE

California

3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Cloudy amber with decent head and lacing. Quite a bit of carbonation.

Smell: Citrus and floral hops, caramel, pine.

Taste: Pine, citrus, fresh bready malts.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a hop bitterness in the finish.

The Verdict: Very good. Well balanced and tasty, it’s not a bad alternative to Sierra Nevada Pale Ale or Firestone Pale 31.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 18:10:02 | More by TheMarkE
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

04-07-2014 14:26:56 | More by MN_Beerticker
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bcerv-ca

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

04-01-2014 03:56:25 | More by bcerv-ca
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jmint

Missouri

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-28-2014 04:12:19 | More by jmint
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

02-21-2014 05:36:25 | More by slackerjk
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tomgetz

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tough to completely review due to it being served in a plastic cup at Disney California adventure. Despite this, this is a solid pale ale with citrusy taste. Low alcohol level makes this very drinkable. For the Midwest people, this is much like founders all day ipa. A very good offering from Karl Strauss.

Serving type: on-tap

02-03-2014 20:25:10 | More by tomgetz
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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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MarriedAtGI

Illinois

3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draft at Whole Foods El Segundo.

A: Transparent copper color with white head. Good lacing.
S: Very subtle aroma, nothing unpleasant
T: Citrus an pine hops with a nice malt backbone.
M: Dry and refreshing
O: A nice dry pale ale. I prefer more hop aroma.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2013 20:01:37 | More by MarriedAtGI
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jenray

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

12-29-2013 05:53:14 | More by jenray
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pveilleux

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

11-14-2013 02:53:29 | More by pveilleux
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

No love for Karl Strauss? I thought this was a very nice brew. Pours clear dark golden copper color with a fluffy white two finger head. Floral aroma, with some light citrus coming in in the big nose. Flavor is a nice sweet citrus and light bitter pine on the finish. There is a definite malty biscuit backbone on this one with some caramel sweetness. Slick mouthfeel with high carbonation and some bite lingering on the palate. Very nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2013 02:54:13 | More by BMMillsy
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

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Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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Pintail Pale Ale from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.